We were invited to design an installation for the National Museum of Architecture as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale.
Situated half inside and half outside the Library, Hidden Half World explores degrowth through a pair of stools built from mycelium. These objects offer an opportunity to discover the hidden world of microbial activity, which the growth paradigm has typically led us to neglect and ignore. Over the course of the triennale, the exterior stool will decompose back into the ground and return to the soil, which those sitting on the interior stool will be able to confront and watch. Take a seat.
Client: Oslo Architecture Triennale
Collaborators: Mio Tsuneyama (Studio mnm), Krown
Team: Madeleine Kessler, Mio Tsuneyama, Hans-Christoph Schultz
Image Credit: OAT / Istvan Virag 2019